The following resources offer State and local examples of efforts to engage community members to support children, youth, and families.
Partnerships for Families: Stories and Lessons From Los Angeles Communities (PDF - 2,908 KB)
First 5 LA (2010)
Presents the purpose of Partnerships for Families, its design and core components, and findings of a case study to prevent abuse and neglect of young children in Los Angeles communities. Discusses lessons learned, developments in context of national studies, and implications for the field.
Use of Cultural Brokers as an Approach to Community Engagement With African American Families in Child Welfare: An Empirically Based Curriculum (PDF - 1,016 KB)
California Social Work Education Center (CALSWEC) California State University, Fresno Department of Social Work Education (2011)
Helps social workers strengthen their knowledge and skills to reduce disproportionality and disparity for African-American families in child welfare. The curriculum provides research highlights, historical perspectives, conceptual frameworks, approaches for community engagement, and tools and experiential opportunities.